McGuinty resigns as critic

A statement from the Liberal MP.

“As Member of Parliament for Ottawa South I would like to unreservedly and unequivocally apologize for comments which I made with respect to Parliamentary colleagues from the province of Alberta. My words in no way reflect the views of my party or leader, and I offer my apology to them as well as my colleagues from Alberta.

I hold all Parliamentarians in high esteem, and I regret my choice of words, as I can understand the offence they have caused.

I have offered my resignation as energy and natural resources critic to my leader, and he has accepted. I look forward to continuing to serve my constituents in the House of Commons.”




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McGuinty resigns as critic

  1. Why don’t our politicians just say what they really think? everyone asks.

    This is why.

  2. Whoa, and he said what most Liberals think, I guess afraid that the world is changing.

    • Yeah, West Village will be awesome.

      • It already is ; )

        • The fat guy in water picture pasted on the outside of those automatic washrooms is creepy.

          But, there are some world class empty fields and piles of dirt so far, true

    • No, he said what most Canadians think regardless of their party.

  3. In contrast to the CPCs who won’t resign for any misdeed, this almost seems like too much the other way. Hyper-accountability, maybe? It’s almost as bad as not resigning when you should (almost).

    • what are CPCs ?

      • Cons.

  4. What’s that old definition of a political gaffe?

    A gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

  5. In fairness to McGuinty’s earlier comments that caused such offense (apparently moreso to Manitoba born, raised and educated Michelle Rempel) I had similar observations from watching In Conversation with Macleans: The West is in. Now what? three years ago.

    Different group of politicians, but similar observations. Conversation between one then former (me) and current (CR) Calgarians:

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/02/03/the-west-is-in-now-what/#comment-196462967

    Btw, I’m not so sure in the demographic that the Liberal candidate in Calgary Centre is going after, that McGuinty’s comments would necessarily be perceived as a negative, if that was a factor in his resignation.

  6. What’s funny is that the Liberals only threw McGuinty under the bus because they actually think they have a hope in hell of winning the by-election on Monday in Calgary….

    • Or as an honourable man who acknowledges he made a mistake, he has resigned.

      Any idea what honourable means? Dean Del Mastro maybe? Hmmm?

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